A pharmacist-led information technology intervention for medication errors (PINCER): a multicentre, cluster randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis

@inproceedings{Avery2012API,
  title={A pharmacist-led information technology intervention for medication errors (PINCER): a multicentre, cluster randomised, controlled trial and cost-effectiveness analysis},
  author={Anthony J. Avery and Sarah E Rodgers and Judith Anne Cantrill and Sarah J Armstrong and Kathrin M. Cresswell and Martin Eden and Rachel Ann Elliott and Rachel L. Howard and Denise Kendrick and Caroline J Morris and Robin J. Prescott and Glen Swanwick and Matthew Franklin and Koen Putman and Matthew J. Boyd and Aziz Sheikh},
  booktitle={The Lancet},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Medication errors are common in primary care and are associated with considerable risk of patient harm. We tested whether a pharmacist-led, information technology-based intervention was more effective than simple feedback in reducing the number of patients at risk of measures related to hazardous prescribing and inadequate blood-test monitoring of medicines 6 months after the intervention. METHODS In this pragmatic, cluster randomised trial general practices in the UK were… CONTINUE READING

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